Tomorrow is a special anniversary: 2005-09-05 I joined Canonical - that’s right: It’s going to be a decade.
A lot of what we as Ubuntu Community experienced and went through I wrote up some time ago and it’s well-documented in blog posts, articles, LoCo event reports and pictures from Ubuntu Allhands events, so don’t expect any of that here.
For me personally it’s been a ride I could never have expected like this. A decade in a single company doesn’t seem to happen very often these days and I would also never have dreamed what we are delivering to the world today. I’m happy and proud to have been part of this all.
I still remember the days when I joined. I had just finished my studies and working next to people who could all easily be described as a wunderkind, it made me feel like I had quite a healthy impostor syndrome. It’s easy to underestimate how much I learned here - not just technically or in terms of other abilities, but also as a person. I got to work on things I never imagined I could do and am happy I was involved in so many different projects.
One thing made this whole ride even more special: the people. I made lots of friends along the way - that’s one of the primary reasons I still feel like I work at a very very special place.
Big hugs everyone and thanks for accompanying me this far! :-)